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Language Learning. Reasons for learning another language…. You can experience new cultures and meet new people If you visit a country on holiday, people respect you if you try to speak their language. It also helps if there is a problem or if you get lost

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reasons for learning another language
Reasons for learning another language…
  • You can experience new cultures and meet new people
  • If you visit a country on holiday, people respect you if you try to speak their language. It also helps if there is a problem or if you get lost
  • It gives you opportunities in life – to travel, to work, to live abroad…
  • It is good for your brain. You become better at speaking your own language.
difficulties
Difficulties…
  • PRONUNCIATION

There are sounds that exist in Spanish but do not in English (perro), and English has many more vowel sounds.

Hungry ≠ Angry

Worked ≠ Walked

Shoes ≠ Choose ≠ Juice

Perro ≠ Pero

Vaca ≠ Baja

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1 WORD IN SPANISH  2+ WORDS IN ENGLISH

Llevar

- To take (a friend to work)

- To wear (glasses)

Dejar

  • To stop (smoking)
  • To let / allow
  • To leave
echar
Echar…
  • To kick out
  • To sack / fire
  • To pour
  • To apply
  • To miss (echar de menos)
  • To start (echar a correr)
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1 WORD IN ENGLISH 2+ WORDS IN SPANISH

Cream

  • Crema
  • Nata

To Be

  • Ser
  • Estar

To Know

  • Saber
  • Conocer
to get
To Get
  • Comprar

I went shopping and got a new dress.

  • Recibir

My friend got a new computer for Christmas.

  • Llegar

How did you get to school today?

  • To get married, angry, dressed…
  • To get on / into
  • To get off / out of
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GRAMMAR

  • Asking questions in English
  • Remembering the 3rd person –s
  • The verb endings in Spanish

o, as, a, amos, áis, an……

- Gender

- The subjunctive!!

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FALSE FRIENDS

ESTOY EMBARAZADA ≠ I AM EMBARRASSED

CARPETA ≠ CARPET

EN ABSOLUTO ≠ ABSOLUTELY

ÉXITO ≠ EXIT

SENSIBLE ≠ SENSIBLE

ROPA ≠ ROPE

HOW MUCH? ≠ COMO MUCHO

tips for learning another language
Tips for Learning another Language
  • Surround yourself with the language…
some popular english soaps
Some popular English Soaps…
  • Eastenders
  • Coronation Street
  • Emmerdale
  • Hollyoaks
  • The Only Way Is Essex
  • Made in Chelsea
  • Geordie Shore
books or magazines
Books or Magazines
  • Books or magazines that interest you
practice makes perfect
Practice makes perfect
  • If you are talking to someone in English and you don’t understand what they have said, ask them to explain it to you. Don’t just nod and say yes
  • Don’t be embarrassed

If you make a mistake it doesn’t matter. Speaking another language is difficult, and you will have good days and bad days.

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Why do you want to learn English?

  • What are your main difficulties?
  • What words / sounds / tenses do you find the most difficult?
  • What helps you learn the most?
  • What tips (=advice) would you give to someone who wants to learn English?
  • Have you ever had an embarrassing experience while learning English?